After last weekâs super-long episode, we lament Calâs laissez faire approach to editing, but this edition managed to sail under the ninety-minute mark fairly smoothly. The Red Light District is back, as we discuss films starring Nina Hoss and Richard Burton, a dishonest Dogme flick, plus Calâs return to awards completion gets us analysing two Best Actress Oscar races, one of which features one of the biggest snubs of all time. New releases include baseball underdog drama âMillion Dollar Arm,â of which the MVP was plain for both of us to see, and Woody Allenâs âMagic in the Moonlight,â which Pete unsurprisingly snubbed. Thereâs also Liam Neeson thriller âA Walk Among the Tombstones,â and Philip Noyceâs âThe Giver,â which Pete managed to smear in innuendo and spend forever on divulging the plot of. Taylor Swiftâs presence in the film forces both of us to admit some admiration of her lyrical hand, while her likeness to a famously jilted tennis player instigates discussion of a disastrous celebrity relationship. Elsewhere, thereâs a postponed Joe Wright rant from last week, Peteâs parentsâ holiday snaps struggle to emulate Michael Ballhaus, and the natural charm of one of this weekâs actresses leads to a new qualification in the Olsen Factor.
The Weekâs News Foreign Language submissions from France, Belgium, Canada, and Hong Kong [2:25 - 8:20]
Opening Segment: This monthâs Red Light District, featuring discussion of âBarbara,â âElena,â âMifuneâs Last Song,â âMourning Becomes Electra,â âPassion Fish,â âThe Spy Who Came In From the Coldâ and âWin Winâ
[8:25 - 23:15]
Reviews of: Million Dollar Arm A Walk Among the Tombstones Magic in the Moonlight The Giver [29:15 - 1:12:15]
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Olsen Factor The Isaac Range